Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Remaining True to Itself 익선동

As Ikseon-dong grows into one of Seoul’s hottest destinations, the historic neighborhood strives to maintain its identity

Design Center Seoul 동대문

The iconic DDP helps make Dongdaemun an international center of design and fashion

West of the Garden 원서동

Peace, tranquility and creativity reign in Bukchon’s blissfully forgotten Wonseo-dong neighborhood.

Off the Beaten Path 팔판동

Quiet and creative, Palpan-dong is a breath of fresh air in the middle of Seoul

Seoul’s Gritty Heart

Euljiro is a heady mix of the industrial and artistic

A Secret No Longer 방배동

Bangbae-dong’s trendy Sai-gil neighborhood beckons with art, food and romantic charm

Secret Valley 부암동 백사실계곡

The Baeksasil Valley is a healing urban oasis

A New Perspective on the City 경의선 숲길

Discovering the newly opened Gyeongui Line Forest Trail

Yeomni-dong 염리동

A quiet urban oasis gets a dash of the youthfully hip